Silver Fern Farms
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Silver Fern Farms Employee Review

Best part about that place is the ones in the whites.

3.0
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14 January 2019
This is a good place for teens to start out as I did helps you grow up, you make really good mates and get the best pay you'll ever get at 16 years old. High up Management could use some work on communication skills and how to treat their works though but other then that its a good place to work.
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2.0Work/Life Balance
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1.0Management
2.0Culture
Pros
Make good mates, get good money
Cons
The bullying from management
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Pros
Work mates
Cons
No career prospects
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  1. Best part about that place is the ones in the whites.